Senior Production Chef Apprentice

5 days left

Hailsham, East Sussex
£200.00 per week
08 Feb 2021
08 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Apprenticeship summary

  • Working week: You will be working 40 hours split over 5 working days with shifts to include weekends. Days and hours TBC
  • Total hours per week: 40.00
  • Weekly wage: £200.00
  • Expected duration: 13 months
  • Possible start date: 02 Mar 2021
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced Level Apprenticeship
  • Positions: 1 available

Vacancy description 

We have two very different outlets which would offer a unique learning environment for a potential apprentice, should the apprentice choose to pursue one outlet over the other this would be encouraged and nurtured.

Our meals on wheels service is a vital lifeline to our customers to whom we ensure every meal is cooked fresh on site and would be considered to be to the same standard as any hotel or restaurant within its food bracket. We work with local farmers and butchers to ensure the best produce possible is used. The apprentice will have the chance to visit these sites and see at first hand how we work with local suppliers and how we source our produce.

Our chefs and cooks work hard to ensure every meal is produced with care so attention to detail is a must.

Our exciting drive thru outlet 'Pronto' is a local first offering bistro quality food in a socially distanced setting giving the perfect opportunity to learn from some of the best local chef talent. 

The apprentice will be encouraged to get involved with new product development and ways to improve our service with a healthy can-do attitude. 

The site has a strong involved dessert and drinks section offering the apprentice the chance to start or extend their barista skills to exciting levels with a Speciality Coffee Association qualified mentor.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Previous catering experience of any manner is essential.

Personal qualities

  • A 'can-do' attitude, open to learn new skills and thought processes
  • Happy to work in a close-knit team
  • Passion for cooking and hospitality 

Desired qualifications

  • A catering qualification at Level 1 or 2 (or equivalent)
  • GCSE English and maths at Grade 4/C or higher OR Functional Skills at Level 2 in English and maths (or equivalent).

Future prospects

The Presto group is constantly growing and evolving, having exciting projects on the horizon. The opportunity to remain with the company is very much encouraed with many different areas of the business for any apprentice to grow into.

Things to consider

the Presto site is based in Hailsham so local candidates should be able to travel to work with ease although the Pronto site is slightly outside of Hailsham which would require own transport.

About the employer



The Presto group works through very different formats ensuring a very exciting working environment for current and potential employees alike. The main core of our business is meals on wheels providing home made hot and chilled meals for the most vulnerable in our society. We make all our dishes on site with locally produced products where possible which as a company supporting local suppliers is a huge part of our mantra.

Another part of our business is our drive through Bistro which offers modern well put together dishes again using locally sourced produce from local growers and butchers. All of the drive through's dishes are thought out, tested then included in our menus by our amazing team of chefs. Our chefs come from many well-respected outlets ensuring modern, innovative dishes find a way to be enjoyed by our customers now that regular dining experiences are not available. 


34 Station Road


BN27 2EY



Training to be provided

Advanced Senior Chef Production Cooking Standard.

You will work full time in the business and have 20% of your paid time in 'off the job' learning which will include regular visits from you tutor to the workplace. You will develop your skills with the help of your managers and your tutor to successfully complete your apprenticeship.

The programme will take around 13 months to complete.  

Before applying for this apprenticeship, please note that we can only accept applications from candidates that have eligibility to work in the UK.   

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